WNC Policies and Procedures Manual
Procedure: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PLAN (Re: 9/3/2009)
Policy No.: 11-2-2
Department: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)
Contact: Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
Policy: This plan addresses communicable disease outbreaks and defines the steps that WNC will
take in preparation for, and how the college will respond to a health related emergency, epidemic
or pandemic. This document is consistent with other WNC emergency planning documents.
This plan cites several different communicable diseases and is intended for use in all
communicable disease emergencies. The severity of communicable diseases can vary greatly.
Much of this plan is based on influenza that may be greater in severity than the H1N1 virus.
The intent of this plan is to protect lives and effectively use available resources to maintain an
appropriate level of college operations during instances of communicable disease emergencies.
Table of Contents
5. Confirmation of a Communicable Disease Emergency
6. Confirmation of Pandemic Infectious
7. Public Relations and Communication
8. Return to Service
9. Division/Department/Campus/Unit Communicable Disease
10. Return to Service/Recovery
Appendix A: University Nevada Reno Pandemic
Influenza Plan Introduction
Appendix B: WNC’s Template for Division, Department,
Campus, Unit Communicable Disease Continuity of
Appendix C: WNC Communicable Disease Response Plan
Appendix D: Acknowledgement